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Football transfer smashes pay policy

Title
Football transfer smashes pay policy
Genre
Interview
TX Date
2 Jan 1978
Year of production
1978
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Duration
00:03:37
Description
Dennis Skinner, Labour politician and member of the National Executive Committee is disgusted with the smashing of the 10% pay policy rule with the transfer of footballer Joe Jordan from Leeds United to Manchester United. Skinner compares the rule to that applied to the firemen, who are living near to or in poverty. He claims the TUC should be ashamed for not supporting the cause of the firemen in the pay disputes. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Dennis Skinner
Keywords
Sport; Strikes; Labour disputes; Wages; Wage policy; Labour relations; Association football; Football players; Manchester United Football Club; Leeds United Football Club; Fire service; Joe Jordan

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